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Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Big Data

As you know, we've been developing a couple of Higher National Units in the area of big data for a few months. They are:

  • Big Data (SCQF Level 7)
  • Data Science (SCQF Level 8).

They're almost complete now. The Big Data unit is complete, and is currently going through vetting, so I would be interested in your comments on it.


Both units will be available to centres from January. The Level 7 unit will be added to HNC Computing, and the Level 8 unit will be added to some HND awards (to be decided). It's likely that awards in other sectors will use the Level 7 unit too.

Big data has been described as the "new oil" and it looks like there will be lots of jobs in this area in the coming years.


Contact Caroline for more information about these new units or check out the E-Skills website for more information about jobs in this field.

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